Motocart

Dinky toys No. 27G (circa 1950) Motocart with tipping trailer.  A little playworn, but original.

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Some missing toy fair visits…

Missed two visits to the toyfair (bit poorly) but managed to get to it on July 1st; possibly the warmest day I can remember.  Still quite well attended by both sellers and buyers.

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So a Hornby 0-6-0 Great Western pannier tank and a Ford 105E van for not much money.  The loco needed a bit of TLC and a new copper ring for the top of the chimney. The Anglia van is I think supposed to be in British Relay livery but the graphics are very poor. Might have expected better from Oxford Die-casts. Also needed some fettling as the baseplate was loose.

The next visit was towards the end of August. Much cooler, thankfully and reasonably well-attended.

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Which yielded a couple of bargain bin items and a quite nice (Corgi) BET single-deck bus in Oxford livery, for no money at all.

The ‘random’ bag of bits,

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was once a Matchbox “Models of Yesteryear”  series, Model T BP petrol tanker.

And now…

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…it is again.

Lastly in October…chillier and really quite Autumnal…

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Harrington Grenadier by EFE in (local firm) Timpson’s livery. Common sight on the roads to the West Country ‘back in the day’. Plus a 1950s Karrier Bantam dustcart by Matchbox in very poor condition but a ‘fun’ buy. Lastly a 1960s Dinky Toys Jaaaaag Mk X. Nice original,  slightly playworn, condition and a steal at just £1. Needed tyres….not a problem. Poorly attended but was different in that a researcher for a publishing company was interested in talking to people about possible toy-related magazine ideas. It is unusual to see a lady at these, pretty much, male-oriented events. 😛

Toys (again).

Another trip up to the village to visit the Toyfair, yielded a fair number of new items.

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An early 1950s Dinky Toys Talbot Lago, racing car, in fair, playworn condition. A 1/76 Volvo tractor, 1950s, Hornby Dublo 3 rail wagon, 1960s Playcraft Jouef wagon & a 1950s Hornby 3 rail turn out. Total £15.75. Most satisfactory.

The Talbot has been subjected to some minor restoration…basically new number decals.

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& a touch of white paint to the driver’s headgear.

It completes my set of the six Dinky racing cars of the 1950s….

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From L-R Talbot, Alfa Romeo, Cooper Bristol, HWM, Ferrari (in blue!) & Maserati.

There was also a Vanwall but that was a  of different series/sequence & does not really go with the earlier models, & a generic “streamliner”, which is not all that sought after.